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Pathogenic Cold blocks the Stomach and prevents Stomach-Qi from descending, hence the vomiting and the pain.
Cold impairs the Yang of the Stomach and Spleen and prevents the food essences from reaching the body, hence the feeling of cold, the Slow pulse, the preference for warm liquids and aggravation from cold liquids.
As Cold injures Yang, if this situation persists, the Stomach will suffer from Empty-Cold and Yang deficiency. Therefore the present pattern of Cold invading the Stomach may lead to the pattern "Stomach Deficient and Cold".
The Stomach is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Stomach in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen), slow (Chi) or tight (Jin)
Tongue description: Thick white coating
Diagnosing a pattern in Chinese Medicine is no easy feat and should be left to professional practitioners.
In particular one has to know how to differentiate between different types of pulses and tongue coatings, shapes and colors. Here patients with Cold invading the Stomach will tend to exhibit deep (Chen), slow (Chi) or tight (Jin) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Cold invading the Stomach might experience symptoms like severe epigastric pain, feeling of cold, cold limbs and preference for warm drinks and foods (full list here above).
Source date: 1842 AD
Number of ingredients: 2 herbs
Key actions: Warms the Middle Burner. Dispels Cold. Promotes the movement of Qi. Alleviates Pain.
Liang Fu Wan is a 2-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Lesser Galangal Rhizomes (Gao Liang jiang) and Coco-Grass Rhizomes (Xiang Fu) as principal ingredients. Invented in 1842 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that promote Qi movement.